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Apr 23, 2013 10:00am EDT
as your only measure. as we continue to put in place of the technology according to the plant has minute to congress, we will live creature continents that we will have situational awareness. thatl share with you bet is an inherent problem, knowing the actual denominator. >> i thought it bizarre that we measure our success by the people we ketch but not focusing on the people who got away. is an inherent problem. >> it is a number that is used as one of the many that taken gives you an overall picture. >> the department would have to gain effective control over high risk sectors along the border. tucson, theat the rio grande sector and the laredo sector. two in texas and one in arizona. is if they know where they're going to concentrate their efforts, they're going to redirect their efforts into areas that are not as secure. >> this is the way it will work. all sectors will have protectors when in them. you want to fit your resources where the traffic is greatest. if it shifts, the resources will ship. able better to predict where we think that will move. >> the bill provides for
CSPAN
Apr 15, 2013 8:00pm EDT
face of terrorism and war, israel has become a leader in technology and energy and scientific innovation. and those people that haven't gone, you ought to go and see the spirit of israel, despite the relentless years of war, attack and terrorist bombing. this is a resill yent people, -- resilient people looking to find joy in every day life and looking forward to the future. i traveled to israel this past february. and like i have been on previous trips, i was struck for the need of a peaceful future with the israeli people. and it's my wish today on the celebration of the anniversary that the years to come will show a time of peace. we need peace. earlier -- and just ending it at sunset tonight in israel, israelis pause for remembrance to commemorate the over 20,000 israelis who have given their lives in defense of the jewish state as well as thousands more killed in terrorist attacks. and even as we celebrate israel's shift, we remember those who gave their lives for their country. as we continue to stand with the israeli government in the face of threats and terrorism, i st
CSPAN
Apr 24, 2013 1:00pm EDT
energy technologies. this is why i've introduced a clean energy manufacturing and export assistance act, legislation that is part of a make it in america agenda. this bill will help clean energy technology companies access to world markets and ensures these companies have the resources they need to export their products. let's face it. the clean energy technology industry is growing rapidly. new jobs are being created if not here then in places like china and germany. in my home district of sacramento which have over 200 clean energy companies, the majority of which are small businesses. clean world partners is a local company that's converting everyday items like food and waste into energy. another fuels cell power systems. they want to expand their manufacturing operations and export their clean energy technologies to foreign markets, but they need our help and they need it now. i urge my colleagues to defeat the previous question and immediately take up mr. connolly's bill, which is part of the make it in america agenda, to show the american public we are serious about investing in o
CSPAN
Apr 18, 2013 8:00pm EDT
proven affected technology along the highest traffic areas on the border. to expedite travel and trade, reducing weight times, the budget requests an additional 3500 port officers, 1600 paid for by appropriation. the increase to the emigration user fees that have not been adjusted since 2001. the budget in vests and recapitalization of coast guard the seven national security cut her. -- cutter. and the response of smart and effective enforcement of immigration laws. and the integrity of the system through initiatives such as deferred action for childhood arrivals and greater use of prosecutorial discretion. -- budget makes significant its more cost efficient like a nationwide implementation of secure communities. adherents to work side related laws. while continuing to support alternatives to the attention reform and immigrant immigration efforts. comprehensive immigration reform will help us continue to build on these efforts and strengthen border security by enabling dhs to focus on criminals, human smugglers. next to safeguard as secure as cyberspace, this makes significant investme
CSPAN
Apr 24, 2013 1:00am EDT
. new technologies have been deployed to the borders. therding to the report by migration policy institute, the united states now spends more than it does on all the other major federal law enforcement put together. so, i think it is time to start talking about reforming the immigration system. we're doing more enforcement than ever before. that should not be a bar to having good immigration reform. it is long past time that we reformed our immigration system. system an immigration that lives up to american values. one that treats americans with humanity. one that shields the most vulnerable among us. one that helps to enrich our committees. i commend several senators for their extraordinary work here. i am concerned that some are -- what some are calling it triggers for getting green cards -- i do not want people to move out of the shadows to the stuck in some kind of underclass. we should not make people's future status depended over a situation in which they have no control. i believe we have to end the discrimination of gay and lesbian families. i am concerned about changes o
CSPAN
Apr 23, 2013 1:00pm EDT
weapons on our streets, near schools, the only technology that should be near a child in a school is a computer and not a gun. especially the ones that have these kinds of magazines that really only belong on the battlefields of our country and may have been purchased in gun shows without crime cal background checks. i think you have to be able to work in a bipartisan fashion to put together the coalition that can successfully pass that kind of legislation. >> go ahead. >> in terms of the political tactics right now not working in washington, is there something you would do right now to change what is essentially a stalling of these political tactics? >> why don't you start, mr. lynch. >> if i could follow up. i think most people know my background. a few years back, more than a few years back my cousin brian was gunned down in the old colony housing project, next door where we grew up. i know what it's like to have a family member killed by gun violence. i think that far too many families in this country know that feeling. nd i know that there's a lot of -- there are a lot of families
CSPAN
Apr 23, 2013 5:00pm EDT
allocations and potentially alternative technologies that might augment oral replace ship assets we can really trace from the specificics observation that needs to be made to whatever mixture of ways to make it. maybe available to us and provide the best balanced approach to fulfilling those needs. that's called -- we've called that our fleet composition plan. it's been buttoned up in the last couple of weeks. we look forward to discuss that with you in the months ahead. that will be one underpinning. secondly, we have a fleet allocation and planning process that is headed by the head of complete rps with a and participation with the mission and science managers. it is in that form that we trace the available ship capabilities, the equipment of the vessels by priority by priority. >> admiral, i had a question. i don't mean to inject you in another controversial issue, but -- >> what the heck? >> what the heck, we're here anyway. border security, particularly the southern border. as many of us who live in areas where there's water understand, and particularly the entire coastal region is
CSPAN
Apr 16, 2013 5:00pm EDT
of technology change and spread of advanced military technology to state and nonstate actors pose an encreasing challenge to america's military. this is the environment that is facing the department of defense as it enters a third year of flat or declining budgets. the onset of these constraints has led to belt tightening in military modernization, force structure, personnel costs and overhead expenditures. it has given us the opportunity to reshape the military and reform defense institutions to better reflect 21st century realities. the process began under the leadership of secretary gates. secretary gates curtailed more than 30 modernization programs and trimmed overhead costs within the military services and across the defense enterprise. the realignment continued secretary panetta who crafted new strategic guidance in an f.y. 2013 defense budget plan which reduced the department's top line by $487 billion over the course of a decade. the president's request of $526.6 billion for fy 2014 continues to implement the president's defense strategic guidance and enhances the department
CSPAN
Apr 16, 2013 6:00am EDT
expensive overtime with the changes in technology. that being said, there are opportunities with technology to lower the cost of education. i think our colleges and universities provide fantastic service and we should support them but we should also hold them to the market being excellent and providing these opportunities to our students. >> a large part of it goes to supplying land, as long as we're willing to pay that kind of money and students want to go there, they will be able to charge that amount of money. >> you should never really pick a college because of the price. money should not be an issue. the only issue is whether you fit into the equation. money can be an issue but that should not stop you from what you want to pursue in life. >> the discussions need to happen at the dinner table more and more between students and parents so they can all come to some kind of plan for higher education that allows the student to go, and at the same time, does not bankrupt the family or the student in future years. >> those are four very important years of maturation. just the expe
CSPAN
Apr 17, 2013 1:00am EDT
secretary for information and technology. your remarks will be submitted to the record. please begin, and thanks for being with us today. >> distinguished members of the committee, thank you for this opportunity to present the president's budget and 2015 advanced operations requests in the president's v.a. budget. we value your part in support of providing resources needed to assure quality care and services for veterans. let me join you in acknowledging other partners here today, our veterans service organizations whose insights and support make a much better at our mission of caring for veterans, families, and survivors. thank you for accepting my statement for the written record. the 2014 budget and 2015 advance preparations requests demonstrate the president's commitment to our nation's veterans, and i thank the members for your resolute commitment as well to veterans and seek your support on these requests. the latest generation of veterans is enrolling at v.a. at a higher rate than previous generations. 62% of those deployed in support of operations in afghanistan and iraq have used
CSPAN
Apr 17, 2013 1:00pm EDT
information and can only respond to known threats. cyberthreats evolve at the speefed technology and this measure helps the private sector protect against cyberattacks by providing companies with the latest cyberthreat information from the intelligence community which has timely classified information about destructive malware. this cyberthreat intelligence is the information that companies and the government need to protect and defend their networks. the so-called signatures are primarily made up of numerical codes consisting of zeros and ones without any perm information attached. -- any personal information atammed. cispa is a result of cooperation between the community, companies and to a certain degree the white house as it pertains to many measures included in this legislation. during their efforts to improve the bill, they also maintain a dialogue with privacy advocates in an effort to strengthen civil liberties, protections and oversights. i had a personal note here for the reason that over a period of 10 years i served eight of those years on the intelligence committee. and the n
CSPAN
Apr 19, 2013 10:30pm EDT
. technology is going to transform the mail industry in a lot of new and exciting ways and we need to support that speed-up in the transformation. it's not hard to imagine that customers' expectations are going to change dramatically in the coming years. they already have been. customers' tastes are changing. imagine being able to use your smart phone to redirect your male and packages. having them clevered to a current location you're at right now. imagine being able to use a mobile a.m. that has the ability to display what you're going to get in your mailbox over the next few days. that's going to create opportunities for marketers. when you think about all the emails and messages you get today, the mail is the one blast last place where you can get a surprise and there's a lot of peapings you can build around that. imagine if you were to get a notification the moment that your packages and your mail were delivered to your door. imagine if the mail carrier technology enabled so was half a piece of male on a smart phone and not only in one click make a purchase, have it delivered at
CSPAN
Apr 16, 2013 8:00pm EDT
disposal? >> i believe they will have all the resources and technology and tools that they need to get to the bottom of it. thank you, everybody. >> senator john mccain says the boston marathon bombing should have no affect on the passing of the immigration bill. senator charles schumer, who said the goal was to pass this by late may or early june. this is 15 minutes. >> well, we had a very good meeting with the president. we briefed him on the details of our immigration reform bill. and while he certainly might not agree with every single part of it, he was very supportive of the bill we had put together. and simply wants to make sure we keep moving it along and get something done. i think everyone realizes, john realizes, i realize, the others in our group of eight and the president realizes, no one is going to get everything they want in a bill. but if we meet in the middle, can do a lot of good for and for our economy. and so we're feeling very good about this. things are moving in a very, very good way. and the president's support of our proposal, even though he wouldn't fully agree
CSPAN
Apr 16, 2013 7:00am EDT
, michigan. caller: i think it's terrible with all the technology we have that they couldn't make a sweep of this area. they said they had bomb-sniffing dogs. job.nk it is an inside republicans can get over that nine of what happened on their watch. it will do anything to try to read it host: you are blaming this on the republican party? .aller: no i would imagine that some people in the republican party -- host: what evidence? caller: i do not have evidence but i have the evidence of previous things they did. they try to make benghazi into another 9/11. they will do anything in their power to make another 9/11 in president obama's watch. host: from the wall street journal this morning, this is what the report -- mitt am a little bit in the papers. times." "the new york writes this -- the is from mike mccall, chairman of homeland security. was quoted as saying -- also from the papers this morning, -- also from "usa today," more about the bomb -- clay in cape cod, massachusetts, go ahead -- concernedam quite about what happened, obviously. i have to tell you -- yesterday was patriots did.
CSPAN
Apr 19, 2013 6:00am EDT
not be its radars and missiles and technology and ability to fight at super sized cities. it may be the way it has been designed to ease a budget cutters. more on sunday at 8:00 p.m. on c-span's "q & a." >> in their documentary, "what's the catch?," rebecca levy and shelby stevens talk about seafood. iny are second prize winn this year's c-span studentcam competition. >> throughout the past few decades, the amount of damage to our water has increased exponentially. come to the salt water and oceans. it has become even more prominent than ever before. the fish that were healthy are not going extinct. each year, the u.s. consumes close to 5 billion tons of seafood. it is the third rank country for consuming fish. thecase of gone by since overuse of our country's natural resources. how can we sustain heating as many fish as we do without sustaining natural fish populations. table aren the dinner not always when you -- what you think they are. where is this fish coming from? the answers to this question fall into the hands of many fish workers. there are antibiotics used in fish. i do t
CSPAN
Apr 21, 2013 10:30am EDT
with training our own workers and having more and more kids into science, engineering, technology, and math. we cannot just do one thing without the other. one of the details of our bill that is included in the gang of eight proposal is providing work authorization to the spouses of high skilled workers. i also see this as a women's issue. and an economic issue, because many of the spouses can make great contributions to our economy. can you comment on this? >> if you look at the past several decades, one of the overriding impacts in the u.s. is in the entry of women to the labor force. that's been one of the sources of increased growth in the u.s., probably the most important the flows of immigration by adding that second kick of both genders participate. that will allow us to continue something we have seen for the past decades. >> we have worked very hard to increase visa times for tourism visas. we've done good work with the state department in advertising our country. in the gang of eight proposal is something i worked on with senator schumer and others that would modernize the vi
CSPAN
Apr 18, 2013 1:00am EDT
attributes may not be all of its radars and sensors and missiles and stealth technology and ability to fight supersonic speeds. it may well be the way it has been designed to evade budget cutters in washington. more, sunday at 8:00 and c- span's "q&a". came into the white house. she was a 47-year-old lady who hated politics. thewas deeply depressed at death of her last surviving son. especially under the terrible circumstances in which she died. friends,ot have many unfortunately she had a wonderful family who kept her going. there always seem to be somebody there. i do not think he read very much. she was a very intellectual woman, highly educated. with that intellect and wonderful education, it seemed wasted in some way. >> the conversation on jayne pearce, the life of the 14th president, is now available on our web site. tune in monday for our next program on the first lady, mary todd lincoln. >> this documentary comes from zachary cohen of the adele davis academy in sandy springs, georgia. his message to the president looks at funding for education. it is a second prize-winning vid
CSPAN
Apr 21, 2013 5:15am EDT
information and technology exchanges in every part of the country. they are focusing most specifically on small providers, knowing that the luxury to have a big it department or have people who could implement this in a significant period of time, we are not there. in every say, there are individuals who are sort of -- i compare them to the farm extension services. bulk sewer on the ground literally, office to office, hospital to hospital, spend , what'show to convert the best strategies are. we have found in a say like kansas, which is not terribly different from the challenges that you see in your state, that that strategy has been in or mislead effective. small providers are engaged in roles with those extension operations. and find them to be there service team on the ground. i hope that as we move forward with this, that the focus really will be on the issue of operability. we have asked numerous times of about what is happening with regards to an operability. maybe that a lot of providers are creating their own electronic records. but the idea that somehow they're going to be couldn
CSPAN
Apr 22, 2013 10:00am EDT
hear about how the bill impacted our primary technology industries and the views of those who have long fought for immigration reform. and from those who have opposed the proposal. we will hear from the religious and business community. we will hear from scholars, law enforcement advocates, witnesses who believe in equality for all only rightystem, not but in the nation's interest. it is long past time to perform the immigration system. we can close in 2006 when se kdy a smccain lead a biparti. in the course of those effor toy following -- we believe that immigrants like women and african-americans before them have rights in this country. the time is right for a new civil rights movement. we believe that a nation of immigrants rejects its history and heritage when millions of immigrants are confined to a second-class system and all americans are debased by such a system. the time has come for comprehensive immigration reform. my dear friend, senator kennedy, was right. inish the house had joined 2006 to complete what we started back then, but i am glad that senator mccain has once
CSPAN
Apr 22, 2013 8:00pm EDT
, that we need to increase technology, that we need to fix the problem. in a post 9/11 world i think it does not make sense we do not know the criminal history in the background of those coming in, and i think there is wide agreement that we should fix that, including the problem of visa overstays. i think there is likewise wide bipartisan agreement that we need to improve legal immigration, that we need to streamline it, that we need to reduce the bureaucracy, reduce the red tape, reduce the waiting periods. one of the things all three of the witnesses have talked about today are the difficulties h-2a h-2a of the existing h-2a system and having the system work. and one reason we see illegal immigration at the levels we do is because our legal immigration system is not working effectively. and i think we should all be champions of legal immigrants making the system work, and not just welcoming but celebrating illegal immigrants -- legal immigrants. i think if we are going to see an immigration reform bill pass, that should be the focus of the bill. billnk if instead the includes elem
CSPAN
Apr 20, 2013 6:30pm EDT
infrastructure. >> how do you work to prevent this? >> we have technology, cyber technologies, prevention technologies. we spend a lot of time now on technologies. again, we have not had the kind of attack that would hurt our critical infrastructure to which the president referred. we are good on resiliency and redundancy and response and recovery programs like with hurricane sandy. >> peter president and ceo of the air traffic control association. your answer? >> there have been attacks. they are not well publicized because it is confidential information and obviously you do not want too many people to know how the air traffic control system works. it is difficult to explain air traffic control in a soundbite. it happened in alaska. what is being done now, we have very ancient infrastructure for control. it is been around since the late 1950s, early 1960s. it is a mix of different equipment. very insecure. right now we are in a modernization phase where we are modernizing, moving from a land- based system to a space-based, satellite, gps, that type of thing. as we do that we need to look
CSPAN
Apr 24, 2013 5:00pm EDT
the number of 16r7b visas for highly skilled immigrants in the stem field, science, technology, engineering and math. the innovation economy and sector in this country has taken off and there are actually opportunities, some estimate approximately 20% of the work force has openings in the technology and innovation sector that many would like to see filled by opening up the opportunities for highly skilled immigrants. it's an approach that i think shares bipartisan support, but simultaneously, many of us believe that as a country we must invest in stem education for our children and our young people to make sure that moving forward, they have the opportunity to develop careers in the stem field in a manner that will benefit themselves, their families, their communities and by extension, the country. and so before i yield to the distinguished the gentleman from new jersey, i believe that representative horsford had an observation or two to make in the area of the need to invest in stem education. mr. horsford: thank you, representative jeffries. and you provided the clear nexus a
CSPAN
Apr 19, 2013 7:00am EDT
for more security strategy that combines personnel, the ground, and technology like drones to monitor the border. as far as interior enforcement, there will put in place a mandatory employment garrett overification system, e-verify. and assistant to make sure e- verify is manageable and for employers and fraud-proof, to mae people cannot make up social security numbers or work off stolen social security numbers. st: the gang of eight spoke yesterday on capitol hill. four republicans and four democrats. lindsey graham of south carolina addressed concerns that he has heard from his peers about the pathway to citizenship. [video clip] >> learn the language, as a civics exams, pay a fine, work, pass a criminal background check, half of my family would be excluded. this is no easy task. [laughter] i'm glad we are not applying it to ourselves. i knowe is that america is ready for immigration reform. you look at all the polls. if the congress ready to do something that we should have done a long time ago? i really believe we are. if you think the border can be better secured, we have an idea
CSPAN
Apr 22, 2013 10:30pm EDT
, the only technology that should be near a child in a school should be a computer, not a gun. special those that have the magazines that only belong on the battlefield of our country and could have been purchased without criminal background checks. you have to be able to work in a bipartisan fashion to put together a coalition that can successfully pass that kind of legislation. >> but in terms of the political tactics that are not working in washington. is there something you could dow to prevent the stalling tactics. >> i would like to follow-up if i could. most people know my background and a few years back -- well, more than a few years back my cousin brian was gunned down where we grew up. aknow what it is like to have family member killed by gun violence. i think that far too many families know that feeling. there is a lot of families out there suffering from that loss. we met with some last night at a orum over in dorchester. i think if those member opposite the u.s. senate that rejected that proposal had a sense of what u.s. was like -- if there was just one, one memb
CSPAN
Apr 18, 2013 1:00pm EDT
competitive market, we win. we have the best workers. we have the best technology. we have freedom. we have the rule of law. we need to do commonsense tax reform for the purposes of putting us in a position where we can create the jobs today and for generations to come because we will then create a fair, level playing field that allows us to start building things in america, allows us to put people to work for generations to come. so i appreciate my good friend from oklahoma bringing this issue to the forefront and having this conversation tonight. and i know he's bringing forth a copy of the code and the regulations and all you have to do is look at that colossal piece of paper or reams of paper, books of paper, 70,000 pages of statutory tax and regulation. we in america can do better. we as house republicans demand us to do better, and we will do better under the leadership that house republicans are doing in the ways and means committee and as a conference to make sure that we end up with a code that is simple, fair and no longer is riddled with loopholes, big government handouts, b
CSPAN
Apr 16, 2013 1:25pm EDT
advancing america's networking and information technology research and development act of 2013. h.r. 967 is a good bipartisan bill which i was pleased to join mrs. lummis from wyoming and mr. hall from texas in introducing. h.r. 967 is largely based on a 2009 house-passed bill that was ntroduced by then-chairman gordon and ranking member hull. but this has some updates and reflects changing to the -- changes to the information and technology landscape as well as policy and management recommendations made by an outside panel of experts charged with evaluating nitr-d program. the program involves a collaboration of 15 federal resedge and development agencies, each contributing its own unique expertise and effort. to ensure that we make most effective use of our federal r&d resources and remain a leader in these fields. h.r. 967 requires that all 15 agencies come together to develop and periodically update a strategic plan for federal invest. s in -- investments in i.t. r&d. h.r. 967 will increase support, calls for increased support for large scale long-term interdisciplinary research
CSPAN
Apr 21, 2013 11:00pm EDT
sensors and missiles and stealth technology and the ability to fight at supersonic speeds. it may well be the way it has been designed to evade budget cutters in washington. >>fe between the f-35 and the f-22? >> the f-22 has had its share of technical troubles. that was supposed to be the high-end fighter. the replacement for the f-15. it is a real high performance fighter. it is meant to win against any potential adversary in dogfights. the plan was to have fewer f-22 and then you would have more of the f-35. that would be the mainstay, for the next 40 or 50 years. if you are fighting against a sophisticated adversary, the f 22argoing in and they e fighting in the air against the adversaries of combat aircraft. the f-35s comes in and they are carrying the bombs that will take out the other military targets. they are the second waves that come in to do the real heavy lifting. these are planes that are supposed to be all purpose. the f-35 is supposed to be able to provide support to combat troops on the ground if they're fighting and some african nation. they're supposed to be able to pro
CSPAN
Apr 20, 2013 9:45pm EDT
sensors and missiles and stealth technology and ability to fly at supersonic speeds, it may well be the way it's designed to evade budget cutters in washington. >> more sunday at 8:00 on c-span's "q & a." the national action network recently held its annual convention in new york city. in one session, three generations of civil rights leaders discuss the future of the civil rights movement, gun violence, economic equality, and the role of black churches. the group's founder and president, the reverend al sharpton, moderated. other speakers include the reverend jesse jackson, juanita abernathy, the widow of late civil rights leader ralph aber in a they, reverend joseph lou re, and the nacc -- and the naacp chair. this is two and a half hours. >> good morning, ladies and gentlemen. i'm reverend davis the coordinator for the national action network. thank you so much. thank you for being here this morning, especially all of you vf been -- who have been here this week. we have had a wonderful time this week and want to thank all of you who came from all over the country to be with us. now w
CSPAN
Apr 23, 2013 8:00pm EDT
colorado we have seen new technologies that can produce american resources, that must and have to be a part of an all-of-the-above, an all-american energy plan. an all-american energy plan that will rely on not somebody thousands of miles away from us, not on somebody overseas, but right in our own backyard. our neighborhoods -- our neighbors. maybe our family members. people in our communities who can produce the energy that we use each and every moment of our lives, to better the lives of our families, to create the next product that will ignite an entire economy. but we can't do that unless we have an affordable energy policy. and that's why an all-american energy plan is so important. and that's why it's an absolute and fundamental key to making life work for so many people across this country. what we can do with natural gas, a clean-burning fuel created right -- developed, extracted right in colorado, what we can do to use the oil, the wind power, the solar power that we are utilizing in colorado to make life work for families. and how does life work? i think we're all facing tha
CSPAN
Apr 16, 2013 1:00am EDT
mix. it was the proper mix of people, technology, and infrastructure changes. that also was a big change. all of the money had gone into border patrol in the past year the new effort was to try to get a much more effective combination of researchers spirit that continues today. i predict that when the new bill comes out, there will be all kinds of focus on drones and more modern technology, etc.. that combination has been a very important change, as well. they all have to do with efforts made on the u.s. side, principles used that involved mexico in varying degrees. the fourth one of those principles had to do with the engagement with stakeholders, in communities as well as the mexican government. and cooperation and increased cooperation coronation with mexico. oft idea led to all kinds community-based mechanisms, advisory committees, stakeholders with the border patrol. it also had to do with systematic operation, law enforcement agency to law enforcement agency, between the as. border patrol, as well others on the ground, and mexico. there have been ups and downs over the years
CSPAN
Apr 19, 2013 2:00pm EDT
security strategy that combines personnel, the ground, and technology like drones to monitor the border. as far as interior enforcement, there will put in place a mandatory employment verification system, e-verify. and assistant to make sure e- verify is manageable and for employers and fraud-proof, to make sure people cannot make up social security numbers or work off stolen social security numbers. host: the gang of eight spoke yesterday on capitol hill. fourrepublicans and democrats. lindsey graham of south carolina addressed concerns that he has heard from his peers about the pathway to citizenship. [video clip] >> learn the language, as a civics exams, pay a fine, work, pass a criminal background check, half of my family would be excluded. this is no easy task. [laughter] i'm glad we are not applying it to ourselves. knowope is that america i is ready for immigration reform. you look at all the polls. if the congress ready to do something that we should have done a long time ago? i really believe we are. if you think the border can be better secured, we have an idea for you to cons
CSPAN
Apr 17, 2013 6:00am EDT
define relevance. with the advent of technology, students don't necessarily need teachers or information because they can go to the internet. what they do need teachers for is what information is relevant or accurate and how i use that information. >> four things that can make or break our educational system are -- creativity, relevance, technology, and teachers. without these, the educational system is worth less. >> people are not bombing the houses in this economy and taxes are not coming in -- people are not owning the house is in this economy and taxes are not coming in. they end up cutting things that we think are extras like the arts and physical education and they resource teachers that may be essential to being successful. >> and for some kids, education resource teachers are all they have. >> balick to read and write. >> -- i like to read and write. >> mr. president, if you cut our funds, i will not be able to learn properly and my teacher will be in jeopardy. president, every day, there are millions of kids struggling. i need help, mr. president. >> mr. president,
CSPAN
Apr 23, 2013 7:00am EDT
two colors. i am an aesthetic in the technology area. in the technology area. i do not see the difference between immigration legislation that brings in highly skilled citizens to pay for my retirement when i retire -- to keep this country running, we need to look at a terrorism bill -- terrorism and immigration are different. congress is working now. what's keep them working in passing bills and not stop due to some isolated event. says --tweet from erin we will go to brooklyn, new york, democratic carl -- caller. caller: good morning. just to say that i think immigration should go forward, but there should be e-verfies. -- il tell you the truth could not get through on the republican line -- i have to be conservative -- i notice when i call, i could never get through on the republican line. that is why i called on the democrat line. i'm tired of people saying that republicans are stopping obama's agenda. am an hispanic woman. in my neighborhood, it is mixed. a lot of people being taken advantage of that are mexican and spanish and low wages. that is not fair. i think immigrat
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Apr 20, 2013 10:00am EDT
people, technology, and infrastructure changes. that also was a big change. all of the money had gone into border patrol in the past year the new effort was to try to get a much more effective combination of researchers spirit that continues today. i predict that when the new bill comes out, there will be all kinds of focus on drones and more modern technology, etc.. that combination has been a very important change, as well. tober three, they all have do with efforts made on the u.s. side, principles used that involved mexico in varying degrees. the fourth one of those principles had to do with the engagement with stakeholders, in commuties as ll as the mexican government. and cooperation and increased cooperation coronation with mexico. that idea led to all kinds of community-based mechanisms, advisory committees, stakeholders with the border patrol. it also had to do with systematic operation, law enforcement agency to law enforcement agency, between the u.s. border patrol, as well as others on the ground, and mexico. there have been ups and downs over the years. but those eff
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Apr 20, 2013 7:00am EDT
not be all of its radars and centers and missiles and stealth technology and ability to fight at supersonic speeds. it may be the way it has been able to avoid the budget cutters in washington. ha >> "washington journal," continues. host: we are talking about the roles of security cameras in asian oil security. welcome to the program. talk to us about your thoughts and feelings regarding the role of public and private cameras in national security and the impact of these cameras. seen what we have historically is that public cameras are not good at preventing crime. this has come up in the context of london and the united kingdom, which has some of the largest, most saturated cctv areas. the studies have shown that these cameras are not good for prevention purposes. the next question is are they good for solving crimes? what we have seen in london, which is one of the most saturated areas, is that the cameras are not good at solving crimes. a police steady in london shows that for every 1000 camera there was only one crime that was solved. you have a question of effectiveness. wha
CSPAN
Apr 22, 2013 12:00pm EDT
across the technology sector, we are increasingly grappling with a significant challenge. we are not able to fill all the jobs we are creating. the numbers help to share the story. at a te when unemployment hovers just below 8% unemployment rate in computer and mathematical operation has fallen to 3.2%, and in many states in many subcategories it has fallen below 2%. unfortunately the situation is likely to get worse, better -- rather than better. it is estimated that this year the economy will create over 120,000 jobs. in this will require a bachelor degree in computer science. all of the countries together will produce only 51,474 of these degrees. that is why high-skilled immigration and this legislation is of such great importance. the bill you are considering does three very important things. first, it addresses trd shortag. it eliminates or goes very far to reduce the backlog. it eliminates the per country cap and a crew to create a green card category for advanced cream degrees. all things that are needed. second, the bill quite rightly, i believe, as improvements in availabler of
CSPAN
Apr 23, 2013 6:00am EDT
agree on. but for ma's -- you do not agreeit is very different. >> just in stem. science, technology. people are just issuing an ma exclusively's approval can get a visa. do not think that would make sense. for ph.d.'s, give them all green cards. >> i think we have gone over time. i have one mins left. do you wanted? >> if we could have one more round. >> we have not had around and she has to be gone. -- the chair has to be gone. we said we would finish at 5:00. i will give you one more question. lex and you can submit -- and in writing which have to be answered one week later. questions have to be submitted by 5:00 wednesday. go ahead. >> what specific border security measures does this bill require in the non--high risk sectors. reviewve struggled to the bill in that level of detail. the other six sectors, what i understand is, why do they have to obtain an effectiveness rate? if we are only focusing himon appre -- only focusing on apprehensions? i added that in. what happens to the border patrol work on contraband like weapons and drugs? does that roll back and become a non-priori
CSPAN
Apr 21, 2013 2:00pm EDT
on some of these technologies are now to transform the experience of mail and shipping. we are pursuing avenues of product of the element today that are not restricted by existing law, but we are also seeking additional flexibility in other promising areas. the postal service provides a delivery platform for the $800 billion mailing industry that employs 8 million people. it is a big industry, and the way to keep that platform strong is to innovate in ways that improve the experience of delivery and the experience that people have with their mail. having the flexibility to create new products and pursue business opportunities is an important way to keep postal service and the milling industry in total healthy. and i hope everyone is as optimistic as i am that we can get the flexibility through law to make this happen. as i look out to the future, there is an lot to build on. marketing mail or direct mail it is rebounding nicely. we went through a rough spot there with the recession, and despite all the ways that people change in terms of communicating and selling products, mark
CSPAN
Apr 20, 2013 2:00pm EDT
some damage to our critical infrastructure. >> how do you work to prevent this? >> we have technology, cyber technologies, prevention technologies. we spend a lot of time now on technologies.
CSPAN
Apr 24, 2013 7:00am EDT
financial times with this story. continuing with technology, the front page of the wall street journal, apple and snaps its growth streak. the company posted its first profit drop in a decade and signaled that new products may not arrive as quickly as investors had hoped. the company sold 10 million more i phones and ipads in the latest quarter than it did a year ago. that underscores the resilience of its franchise amid competition from samsung . a full-page ad from samsung in the usa today newspaper. also in the washington post yesterday. if they continue on inside "usa 8 full page ads by samsung. dan in tulsa, oklahoma? go ahead. isler: on this sales tax, it a pretty good idea. what would they use the money for? would it be for good cause? host: the states would be collecting the sales tax. senator durbin said it could be used for education and other areas to pay off debts, etc. caller: we spend more than anybody else on education, don't we? host: so and you don't like the idea? if somebody invents a way to make a profit and develop a better way to make a profit, then why should you
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Apr 24, 2013 10:00am EDT
to researchers for helping keep america on top of technology and innovation. how irrational. is is a stupid, harmful, future-hurting and america undercutting policy. it must be changed. sequestration is also reducing our military readiness and putting civilian defense employees at risk of being furloughed. and more to the point, putting at risk our own national security. communities in my district, across maryland and throughout the country, whose economies depend on a strong military, are going to be hard hit. but the good news is there is an alternative. congress, congress has the power to end sequestration by reaching a big and balanced solution to deficits that can replace these irrational cuts, but to do so, democrats and republicans will have to work together in a bipartisan way. we ought to go to a conference n the budget, adopt a fiscally responsible balanced plan and eliminate the sequester for this year and the eight years to come. we offered an alternative to sequester four times in the last month, and four times we were not given the opportunity to have it voted upon on
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Apr 20, 2013 9:55pm EDT
] we are pleased that in the last election the association, working with its technology, registered almost 500,000 new voters to go to the polls. we have a voter empowerment training workforce that we can put out and help you. because we still have to go to the polls. it is not every four years. we need to go back for the midterm election. to save the day. i started out talking about healthcare. i am a health care advocate. the black church and hiv and aids, the social justice imperative. -- aidsk church, aids is knocking at our doors. and it is asking the question, who touched me? there has to be a prophetic word from the pulpit in response to this phenomenon. who touched me? the church must respond. also, to many of us are sick and tired of being sick and tired but we are sick and tired because we are carrying a lot of weight. obesity. the naacp and childhood obesity. we have an advocacy manual we have put out for your youth to deal with your young people. boystoo many of our young are being stopped on the highways and byways of this country not knowing what to do when they are st
CSPAN
Apr 17, 2013 4:15pm EDT
to mitigate the impacts of extreme weather events, clean energy technologies and the threats of rising temperatures across the country. in contrast, we are not aware of any republican member who has spoken on the house floor about the dangers of climate change and the committee of jurisdiction is not even willing to hold a hearing to hear what the scientists and experts have to say about the issue. i have a message to house republicans, you can't make climate change go away by ignoring the problem. . . . the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from washington rise? mrs. mcmorris rodgers: to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mrs. mcmorris rodgers: thank you, madam speaker. today, our hearts remain heavy -- our hearts are heavy for those who lost their lives on monday's unspeakable act of violence. for those who remain in critical condition, for the parents who lost their 8-year-old son, and for the families whose loved ones never came home from the boston marathon. while our sor
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Apr 17, 2013 10:00am EDT
to steal. according to the information technology industry council, 18 adults become victims to cybercrime, including identity campaigns ishing every second. this adds up to 1 1/2 million cybercrime victims each day. cyberattacks present a very real and dangerous threat to the united states, however the government currently
CSPAN
Apr 21, 2013 6:50am EDT
radars and sensors and missiles and stealth technologies and ability to fight at supersonic speed, it may be the way it has been designed to evade budget covers. >> more with rajiv chandrasekaran tonight at 8:00 on c-span's q and a. > catherine wang and timothy zhou our second prize winners. the attendance eastern middle school in silver spring, maryland. in their video, they asked the president to make the economy and deficit reduction a party in 2013. >> we face the greatest challenge of all. a massive debt and exceeding the entire size of our company. >> the debt affects all of us. the nation is on the road to dallas -- two banker secured >> balance the budget now. >> it is a very big, political policy decision. does create large deficits into the future. we must reduce the deficit. >> it would affect a lot of people in a lot of different ways. >> it is time that we raise the bar. >> deficit is our our economy -- >> i'm pretty sure it has to do with the economy and the government. >> lack of something. debt. a debt that we can't pay. >> i really have no idea. although much of the y
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Apr 16, 2013 10:00am EDT
technology, people and ideas and figure out how to cooperate and most importantly make a commitment to prevent these deaths from happening. 10 years ago there was a young woman named lenora alexander, she was a healthy 11-year-old irl and she underwent elective surgery to correct something at a prestigious hospital. the awoke at 2:00 a.m., victim of respiratory arrest, caused by a drug that was intended to ease her pain. but if she had been monitored continuously after the surgery, hospital staff and lenora may have been alerted and leah would probably have been rescued. but there are other sort of preventable deaths that deals with washing hands, transferring of infections when hands aren't washed properly. monitoring has already picked up by lenora's tragic situation. her situation is not unique, unfortunately. a summit came together to figure out what can we do to solve the problem going back to the coordination, cooperation that i spoke about earlier. the fact is at this patient safety, technology and science summit, people, trained professionals came together to figure out what we
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Apr 17, 2013 8:00pm EDT
along our borders as well as utilization of proven surveillance technology along the highest traffic areas across the southwest border. reducing wait times at the ports of entry the budget requests 35rks00 port officers. to scurel maritime borders the budget invests in coast guard assets, including the seven national security cutter and fast response cutters. the bum continues the department's focus on smart enforcement of our country's immigration laws. it supports the administration's effort to focus the enforcement system on safety threats and the integrity of the immigration system through childhood arrivals and greater use of rosecutor yull discretion. we support more cost effective initiatives of secure communities. e budget invests in monitory compliance to work sight related laws. while continuing to support alternatives to the tension, detention reform and immigrant immigration efforts. comprehensive immigration reform will help us build on these efforts and strengthen boarder security by enabling d.h.s. while focusing on criminals, human smallingers and those who impose thr
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